Baron meaning

bărən
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The definition of baron is the name of a low rank of nobility which comes below the grade of count or viscount or is a wealthy businessman who is a leader in his particular industry.

A nobleman who owned land and was allowed into parliament is an example of a baron.

A tycoon is an example of a baron.

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This rank or its title.
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A large joint of meat, including the whole sirloin or both loins, with the backbone between.
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One having great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity.

An oil baron.

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A cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin.
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A member of the lowest rank of the British hereditary peerage.
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A European or Japanese nobleman of like rank.
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A man having great or absolute power in some field of business or industry; magnate.

An oil baron.

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A surname​.
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In the Middle Ages, a feudal tenant of the king or of any higher-ranking lord; nobleman.
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Origin of baron

  • Middle English from Old French probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition